A while ago I set up a publications page with a view to keeping track of some of the books, magazines and other publications that I have found useful in my genealogy research. I have added 10 books to the list tonight. They range from a guide to family history through techniques for dating photographs to fairly specific local Northumbrian history and photograph collections. I started with a mix of 10 to give a flavour of the type of book I find useful. There are many more on my bookshelves which will be gradually added to the list.
Since it is the last day of the month I have updated the starring system on my surname list that indicates the newest names. Stars have been removed from the names added in March. A single star now highlights names added in April. All new names that I add in May will have double stars until the month end. Here is a summary of the names that were new to my genealogy database in April:
Pedigree: Hunter, Other: Air, Burke, Clark, Garland, Lochead, Luckhurst, Marsh, Morgan, Morris, Tiller, Tomlin, Wood, Zulfi
I have now added a subscription button to the right panel so that any of you who are interested in information about updates can subscribe to have e-mails sent on a regular basis. You can choose the frequency of the e-mail when you opt to subscribe and can easily turn it off again if you decide that there is too much information.
I have now identified about 20 surnames in my direct ancestral line which I consider to be good progress as I started with about half a dozen. However, my research has also taken me sideways in an effort to find other relatives who can help me on my quest into the past. My research database currently has about 140 surnames which have connections to me.